I’m just a simple country girl who grew up in the suburbs and lives in the big city….
One Crafty Lady is an unadulterated grab bag of musings and fun finds from my life in Chicago as a dance writer, educator, and freelance everything else. Oh, and I’m also a Betty Crocker wannabe, globetrotter, idealist renaissance woman, and a staunch advocate for exercise and the arts.
Please note: This site is on sporadic sabbatical while its author pursues her PhD. Thank you for visiting, and feel free to peruse the archives, or visit me at one of the links below
Who’s the lady behind One Crafty Lady?
I’m Lauren, and since I’m generally confused about what I want to be when I grow up, I do a little bit of everything. Primarily, my days consist of teaching and writing. As a Certified Master Composter, you can often find me arm deep in worm poo, parusing my neighborhood farmer’s market, and generally speaking up for local and sustainable food culture. I like to hike, bake scones, and dig in the dirt. I have a fetish for 50’s housewives and worms live in my kitchen.
Oh, you want the official bio? Sure:
Lauren Warnecke, MS, ACSM-CPT is a Chicago-based dance writer/researcher and educator based in Chicago, IL. She holds degrees in Dance (BA, ’03) and Kinesiology (MS, ’09). Her “day job” consists of educating young minds while pursuing her doctorate in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Lauren is the editor and sole content creator of artintercepts.org, periodically contributing to danceadvantage.net, 4dancers.org, the Huffington Post, Windy City Times, and SeeChicagoDance.com. Lauren is a certified personal trainer and functional training specialist; her research interests surround the topic of cross-training as a method of injury prevention in dancers. She likes to cook, a lot, and occasionally writes about food, domesticity, and the urban experience here at craftylauren.com.